Written by Günter BaumgartnerPublished on
The Austrian wakeboarder explores Mozart’s hometown from a completely fresh perspective in the city visit you need to see.
From the snow-capped mountains to the famous Sound of Music filming locations, everyone has their own individual perspective of the Austrian city of Salzburg. In Sound of Wake (see what he did there?), Dominik Hernler explores the historic city from his own watery perspective, with a wakeboard strapped to his feet.
From the Salzach river to the Great Festival House, the Austrian athlete navigates the local waters on his way to meet chief conductor Elisabeth Fuchs.
The track used in the video comes from the the Red Bull Symphonic project featuring drum’n’bass stars Camo & Krooked and classic composer Christian Kolonovits.
“The underlying idea of Sound of Wake was to combine storytelling with wakeboarding, classical music and the many history-steeped locations Salzburg has to offer,” said Hernler. “It was an enormous challenge for me and the whole team, but it was totally worth it. The movie is simply brilliant.”
Besides getting the tricks and timing right, one of the main challenges was to find places to wakeboard that others wouldn’t even dream of.
“What makes this particular project so special is that I selected locations that seem totally unsuitable for wakeboarding and then we went for it. It was pretty cool, but see for yourselves.”